Finding and Applying for Jobs Online ~ Summer Term 2013

This is not a careers advice course, but aims to equip those seeking employment or training with the necessary skills to find jobs and training opportunities using the internet. Topics covered include setting up and using an email account; searching the internet for work and training; applying online; creating a CV, writing covering letters and sending email attachments.

Tutor:  Peter Goodwin / Nikki England
Venue:  Edwards Lane Centre, Alderton Rd, Nottingham NG5 6DX
Start date: Monday 17th June 2013
Time:  12:30pm-3:00pm No. of sessions: 6
Fee: £52.50 (£47.25 Concessions) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low incomeCourse Aims
To overcome initial fears of the internet and enhance confidence in completing basic computer tasks.

To develop students’ knowledge and skills in using the internet for sending/receiving emails; searching websites for information and using online tools – particularly in relation to job seeking and training opportunities.

To equip students with the necessary skills to look for and apply for work/training online

To develop students’ ability to create CVs and covering letters using Word

To provide a basic introduction to computers and the internet, that learners can build on through further training, in employment or at home.

Topics to be covered

  • Computer basics – getting started
  • Setting up an email account
  • Sending/receiving emails with and without attachments
  • Searching the internet using Google – job searching and useful websites
  • Completing online job applications
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word (word processing)
  • Creating CVs and covering letters

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this course it  may be possible for you to:

  • Have confidence with using a computer (turning on/off; using a mouse or mouse pad; using the keyboard; connecting to the internet; understanding the desk top and basic layout).
  • Send and receive emails
  • Send/receive and open email attachments (including job application forms)
  • Search the internet and browse websites for information and job vacancies
  • Complete online job/training applications
  • Create a CV and covering letter using Microsoft Word

Teaching and Learning Methods

  • demonstration
  • group and individual work
  • practical activity
  • discussion
  • information provided in handouts and presentations

Assessment Methods

Through quizzes, discussions, learner presentations and a variety of set assignments, the tutor will ensure that learners are making progress. Observation, Q & A.

Previous Learning Required

Everyone is welcome and no previous knowledge is assumed

Recommended books, materials or equipment

All equipment will be provided although you are welcome to bring your own laptop to work on if you wish.

Learners may also find it helpful to have a wallet folder to store handouts and own notes, as well as to store writing materials.

The course could lead progress to an improvers’ course, home study using relevant internet sites
The tutor can provide you with information about what you can do next with the WEA and other local providers. A Giving Information and Advice County Leaflet is available with useful local information. What Next? leaflets are available from your tutor or Programme Organiser to help you with your choices. If you would like to discuss what options are available or how to obtain guidance, please contact your Programme Organiser.

Financial help
If you need help with paying for registration fees or childcare, you may be entitled to financial support. Ask your tutor for more information. We will treat all requests confidentially and with respect in accordance with our Learner Support Policy. (See Services for Learners leaflet.)

Help with learning
If you have a disability or learning difficulty, let us know as early as possible so that we can make arrangements to provide you with support. We will treat requests for help confidentially and with respect. Ask your tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about learning support. (See Services for Learners leaflet.)

Help with English, Maths or Study Skills
You are also entitled to extra help and support with English, Maths or Study Skills. Ask you tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about help with English, Maths or Study Skills.

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email

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